Salary & Benefits


As of 7/1/23, the entry level salary is $53,248.00.  Top Base Pay after 16 years of service is $83,096.00.  Click the link below to see the full salary schedule through June 30, 2025.

Annual Salary Schedule


Hagerstown Police Department Officers enjoy an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • $1,000 Bilingual Bonus
  • $300 to $500 monthly housing allowance for city residents, depending on location
  • Up to 10 days annual vacation
  • 13 paid holidays and 24 hours of personal leave
  • Comprehensive major medical and dental plans
  • Optional vision and disability plans
  • Life insurance equivalent to one year salary for beneficiary
  • 12 paid sick days earned per year
  • 25 year retirement
  • Numerous opportunities for overtime, including overtime for court appearances
  • State of the art equipment
  • Take home car program

Laterals - Up to $20,000 Hiring Bonus

Lateral transfers of Police Officers from other police organizations who are certified by the State of Maryland or from other states that are recognized by the Maryland Training Commission as having a comparable entrance level academy may be given credit for years of service performed as a certified police officer based on actual police experience and environment.

Lateral Qualifications